Be Mine?

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Finished already! I absolutely loved working on this fun little Furry Tales mouse from issue 238 of The World of Cross Stitching (February 2016). It only took a few days of stitching, working here and there whenever I would get a free moment. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the fabric is a nice light pink. I’m going to finish this off as a pillow ornament with some fabrics left over from my quilting days.

XXX
Carrie



House #6

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I am now officially 2/3 of the way done with this project!

3 more houses to go. I have finally been able to get in a lot of stitching time lately, so I am hoping I can finish this up in the next couple of weeks. But, life is about to get real busy. With January comes paying taxes (I am soooo unorganized this year) and… Girl Scout cookie sales! We’ve already been taking my daughter around the neighborhood for a couple of days, and by the end of January I will have to do the humongous job of collecting all 13 of the girls’ orders and putting in the order with the bakery. Yep, I get the fun job of being cookie mom (as well as leader). It went pretty smoothly last year, and that was my first year so I had no idea what I was doing! Hopefully this year will be even better.

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Carrie



New Year’s Resolutions

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I generally do not make New Years Resolutions. They are hard to keep, and you generally end up feeling more frustrated that they didn’t work out than you did excited that they will. But I do have some goals that I would like to accomplish in 2019 in terms of stitching:

  1. Finish the gingerbread houses project.
  2. Finish the mermaid project.
  3. Stitch small Christmas things all year long AND finish them. (I would like to have a basket full of small ornaments and things to display, not hang, next Christmas.)
  4. Stitch Lucie Heaton’s Furry Tales designs all year long to end up with a collection that I can change out during the year. (I currently have only done one, this St. Patrick’s Day mouse, and that was 3 years ago!)

What do you plan to stitch this year?

XXX
Carrie


House #5

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House #5 is done at last! This project has been a work in progress for a long time. I didn’t get it done in time for last Christmas, and I didn’t get it done in time for this Christmas. But instead of putting it away now that Christmas is over, I plan to keep working on it. It’s just such a fun project. Here is what it looks like in the hoop – it is the third and final house on the top row.

Next I will move on to the third house on the second row. I had to move the hoop anyway, so I decided to give it a quick iron. It’s not perfectly pressed, but at least the hoop marks won’t be as hard to get out once it is completed and washed.

XXX
Carrie